Brown Line

CTA crews had to clear thick ice from the elevated tracks for the Brown Line and Purple Line near Armitage. The tracks were coated with ice from water used to douse an extra-alarm blaze at a vacant old school building next to the tracks. (Credit: CTA)

Brown, Purple Line Service Back To Normal After Disruption From Lincoln Park Fire

Elevated train service on the CTA’s Brown and Purple lines was suspended for nearly six hours Tuesday morning between the North Side and the Loop as firefighters put out an extra-alarm fire at a 124-year-old shuttered school in Lincoln Park.

11/18/2014

Firefighters battle a fire at a building in Lincoln Park. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Firefighters Battle Extra-Alarm Blaze At Former School Building

CTA train service has been suspended between the North Side and the Loop as firefighters continue working to extinguish an extra-alarm fire Monday morning at a 124-year-old shuttered school in Lincoln Park.

11/18/2014

Brown Line, Wells Street Bridge

CTA Budget For 2015 Includes No Fare Hikes, Service Cuts

The $1.44 billion budget, released Monday, holds the line on base fares, projects a modest .7 percent increase in ridership, and adds service on five rapid transit lines — taking advantage of the hundreds of new ‘L’ cars that have been added to the fleet.

10/27/2014

Adrian Balle / photo from Chicago Police

Prosecutors: Man Groped Woman At Brown Line Station On Near North Side

A registered sex offender is accused of groping a woman Tuesday night at a Brown Line station on the Near North Side.

10/01/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA To Rehab ‘L’ Cars Used On Orange, Brown Lines

The CTA’s board Wednesday set the stage to rebuild the ‘L’ cars used on the Orange and Brown lines, even though it expects to junk them in less than 10 years.

09/10/2014

(Top left: Jean Salvatierra; top right: Kevin Ramirez; bottom left: Kevar Preston; bottom right: Mario Elvira; Chicago Police photos.)

Seven Charged In Machete Attack At Brown Line Station

Seven people have been charged after a man who refused to flash a gang sign was attacked with a machete Monday morning at a Brown Line station in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood.

09/09/2014

A cyclist was struck and killed by a CTA train on the North Side early Thursday. (Photo by Network Video Productions)

Cyclist Struck, Killed By Brown Line Train In Albany Park

About 12:20 a.m., a man riding his bike was struck by a northbound train as he attempted to go around the gates near the CTA Kimball station in the 4700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, police said.

06/26/2014

Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Loop Train Service Back To Normal After Derailment Caused Big Delays

CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.

06/17/2014

(Credit: (ThinkStock)

Woman, 23, Shot In Albany Park

The woman, who was hit in the abdomen, was taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic, authorities said.

05/15/2014

Steve Johnson may be displaced by the planned overhaul of the Red, Purple and Brown lines. (Steve Miller)

Some North Side Residents Not Happy To Be Displaced By CTA Overhaul

WBBM’s Steve Miller has reaction from one of the areas that would be most affected.

04/17/2014

Artistic rendering of the track-level view of an elevated bypass project along the Red, Brown and Purple Lines north of the Belmont station in Lakeview. (Credit: CTA)

Tunney Wary Of Project For Lakeview “L” Overpass

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said he’s not yet ready to embrace the CTA’s plans to build elevated bypass tracks that would eliminate a traffic bottleneck for three of its rail lines – the Red, Brown, and Purple – and speed up rush hour trains on the North Side.

04/17/2014

Artistic rendering of an elevated bypass project along the Brown, Red and Purple Lines in Lakeview. (Credit: CTA)

CTA Bypass Project Would Eliminate Bottleneck For Red, Brown, Purple Lines

The CTA would have to acquire and tear down 16 buildings in the Lakeview neighborhood to make way for a $320 million rail bypass that would eliminate a longstanding bottleneck along the Red, Brown, and Purple lines.

04/17/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Trains Delayed By Extreme Cold

CTA Purple Line service is resuming after Monday’s frigid weather shut it down for about an hour and caused delays on multiple other train lines during the morning commute.

01/06/2014

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Refurbish Aging Rail Cars On Orange, Brown Lines

CTA is preparing to spend $166 million to upgrade a group of ‘L’ cars that won’t be around for long after they’re rehabbed.

08/16/2013

A CTA train. (CBS)

Brown Line Kimball Station To Be Shut Down For 9 Days

Another nine-day closure is just ahead on the Brown Line, but this time it’s at the outer end of the line.

07/07/2013

The double decker Wells Street Bridge reopened to CTA trains on May 6, 2013, after work was completed to replace the north span. The south span was replaced earlier in the year. The street level of the bridge remains closed for further work until November. (Credit: CBS)

Wells Street Bridge Work Complete, CTA Service Back To Normal

Service on CTA Brown and Purple line trains returned to normal Monday morning after work crews rebuilding the Wells Street Bridge finished a major phase of construction.

05/06/2013

Crews prepare to begin replacing the north leaf of the Wells Street Bridge. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Brown Line Riders: Get Ready For Shake-Up

38,000 CTA riders are getting ready for a commute shake-up Monday

04/28/2013

The old and new portions of the Wells Street bridge. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsradio)

Commuter Alert: Major CTA Changes For Wells Street Bridge Work

A big commuter headache returns tonight, with the closure of the Wells Street bridge.

04/26/2013

Brown Line, Wells Street Bridge

Wells Street Bridge Reconstruction To Disrupt CTA Service

The second phase of reconstruction of the Wells Street Bridge begins Friday night.

04/24/2013

A pair of CTA trains crosses the Wells Street Bridge on March 11, 2013, after the bridge reopened to trains, following replacement of the span's southern half. (Credit: CBS)

Wells Street Bridge Reopens To CTA Brown & Purple Line Trains

The rumble of CTA L cars over the Wells Street Bridge is due to resume Monday in time for Purple and Brown Line riders to return to normal rush-hour schedules.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2013

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